School Security Expert Details Benefits of District-level Management

IP video cameras can play a role in helping to improve operations across an entire school district, according to a new Wren advisory: "Managing Video at the District Level for Improved Security across All Schools." The material details security and operational benefits that can be achieved with a district-level approach to video utilization.

"School districts that have deployed IP video to enhance security are well positioned to take surveillance video to the next level, which is achieving operational efficiencies across an entire district," said Jeff Floreno, director of operations and security strategy, Wren. "With the ability to view and monitor multiple schools, administrators should be driving operational efficiencies by sharing best practices based on what they are able to monitor across an entire district. Without IP video, a school is already a step behind in this process."

IP video, the advisory says, can provide a more cost-effective route for future video expansion that could be a part of a district's long-term plans to manage video across all its schools. And, once implemented, the benefits can go beyond security, including:

  • Consistently-implemented best practices – administrators can use video to ensure procedures mandated for universal implementation are followed to the letter in all locations for which they are responsible.
  • Process improvements – Video can reveal best operational practices at one school, which may benefit other schools when shared.
  • Remote validation – Administrators can check on everything from cafeterias being free of debris after lunchtime to all access points in the school being securely closed and monitored.
  • Training tool – From best practices to repetitive abuses, administrators can use video as a valuable training tool to showcase real-life scenarios as learning opportunities.
  • Regulatory compliance – Failure to comply with fire and health regulations is an issue that can shut down a school instantly. Video can ensure compliance at a district level.

Wren specializes in physical security technologies and services for retail, education, hospitality, healthcare and government facilities. The company's solutions, including enterprise-class video management software, access control systems, security assessments, surveillance cameras and hardware, and professional services, enable organizations to protect people, assets and facilities, while empowering them with operational insights for better performance.

Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    Perimeter Security Standards for Multi-Site Businesses

    When you run or own a business that has multiple locations, it is important to set clear perimeter security standards. By doing this, it allows you to assess and mitigate any potential threats or risks at each site or location efficiently and effectively. Read Now

  • New Research Shows a Continuing Increase in Ransomware Victims

    GuidePoint Security recently announced the release of GuidePoint Research and Intelligence Team’s (GRIT) Q1 2024 Ransomware Report. In addition to revealing a nearly 20% year-over-year increase in the number of ransomware victims, the GRIT Q1 2024 Ransomware Report observes major shifts in the behavioral patterns of ransomware groups following law enforcement activity – including the continued targeting of previously “off-limits” organizations and industries, such as emergency hospitals. Read Now

  • OpenAI's GPT-4 Is Capable of Autonomously Exploiting Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

    According to a new study from four computer scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, OpenAI’s paid chatbot, GPT-4, is capable of autonomously exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities without any human assistance. Read Now

  • Getting in Someone’s Face

    There was a time, not so long ago, when the tradeshow industry must have thought COVID-19 might wipe out face-to-face meetings. It sure seemed that way about three years ago. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • ISC West

Featured Cybersecurity

Webinars

New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3